[Novalug] OT: Overheating CPU?
Bryan J Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Mon Oct 5 07:47:13 EDT 2009
Got lucky. I checked my home stock and I had given away all of my
Socket-754/939 processors, except one retail box I picked up
about 2 years ago (for cheap IIRC).
It's a retail box (with fansink) Sempron 2600+, which is a 90nm
Palermo core at 1.8GHz (HT 800MHz) with 64+64KiB L1 plus small
128KiB L2. Don't know if it's D0, E3 or E6 stepping (I'll check
box when I get it out of the overhead bin later), but the D0
E6 are 64-bit and E3 and E6 do SSE3. The Palermos are 62W
TDP but I know these Semprons run cooler with less transistor
I know because I assembled several Sempron 64 2600+ Palermo
core systens in late 2005 for friends and family, all retail box
units with the box fan. They are all still running, including a pair
of security appliances that run 24x7 with Snort and Squid. My
home firewall is one of them. I loved the cheap option of
MicroATX nVidia GF6100+nF410 (G51 chipset combo) for sub-$50
and the processors were cheap as well (and I had extra DDR from
various rebate offers).
I'm sure I picked up this box from NewEgg for some reseller for
peanuts under $20 around 18-24 months ago, and would have
bought more had it not been limit 1. Best 754 I've ever had for
SOHO 24x7 usage, runs cool, not designed for performance.
It's yours if you want it as I don't have any need for a 754 at all.
Bryan J Smith - mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
From: Scott Musman <musman at aug-sys.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:15:55
To: Bryan J. Smith<b.j.smith at ieee.org>
Cc: Igor Birman<igor_birman at yahoo.com>; novalug mailing list<NOVALUG at calypso2.tux.org>
Subject: Re: [Novalug] OT: Overheating CPU?
Like I said, I appreciate your offer. Please don't go to much trouble.
If it's something easy, and something you remember, then cool. If not..
at this point I'm probably best off upgrading MB and CPU anyway.
Obviously.. I can come to you as is appropriate, and I can probably
arrange some appropriate tasty beverage of your choosing just for being
a nice guy.. Thanks,
On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 12:28 -0700, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
> I'm fairly certain I have a retail boxed Socket-754, although it might be Socket-939.
> I know I have a Socket-754 and Socket-939 not in use in systems, as well as extra
> 939 boards+CPUs. Of course, I'm not hauling a mainboard back with me from
> Orlando this weekend, but CPUs are doable.
> I know I purchased a few different models for $20-30 at various sales over the years
> (sales = discontinued model and/or loss leader). No charge to test it out as I'm not
> using them. Some are Sempron 64 (yes, 64-bit enabled Sempron, fairly low TDP)
> as well as some original Hammers (high TDP at 130nm).
> As of right now I'm not going to make the 10/10 meeting, I'll be home in Orlando.
> But I might end up flying my wife up instead of going home for the weekend. I'll let
> you know if I'm going to make the meeting or not. Otherwise contact me next week
> if you don't mind driving to the Bowie - Glen Burnie, MD areas where I work/live and
> I'll let you know what I brought back with me from my Orlando home.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Scott Musman <musman at aug-sys.com>
> To: Bryan J Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org>
> Cc: Igor Birman <igor_birman at yahoo.com>; novalug mailing list <NOVALUG at calypso2.tux.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:42:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] OT: Overheating CPU?
> This is a socket-754 MB and chip. There is a case fan and cooler fan,
> both of which run fine. The case sides has been off for several months,
> and even with a fan blowing in on the side it still overheats. There is
> no indication that the GPU or disk are the problem. It really seems to
> be when I run a CPU intensive program (no disk io, no graphics).
> I appreciate the suggestions. If you have a spare 754 CPU it would be
> worth trying it out. If that turns out to be the problem, I'd be happy
> to buy it off you. It would eliminate one more variable :) If you don't,
> no worries.. I appreciate the offer.
> - Scott
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